The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


20 April 2021

Better Late than Never!!

 A whole nineteen days later than last year - the vegetable plot is at long last all planted up!!  The polar temperatures and persistent daily frosts this month massively delayed things but we're there!  Thanks to Chris, the ground was manured and  prepared some weeks ago.  As it's a relatively small plot I've squeezed in 4 rows of Arran Pilots, 1 of Early Onwards, 1 of Aquadulce, 2 of Autumn Kings and a few Giant Stuttgardts.  There is of course room for runner beans and lettuces when things warm up even more.

One thing's for certain!  After such a long delay, the seed potatoes were certainly well chitted!!

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